Re: Total in ls -la

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Jeff Vian: 
>>> That is the size of the directory and its contents in kB.  It is
>>> displayed with all 'ls' output using the -l flag.

>> Are you sure about that?  I couldn't find any reference inside Fedora
>> about it.  Something else, more general about Linux, said it was in
>> "blocks."
Jeff Vian:
> I am sure.  See below.
> [[email protected] download]# ls -al movie
> total 1080028
> drwxrwxr-x   2 jeff jeff      4096 Oct 31  2005 .
> drwxrwxr-x 110 jeff jeff      4096 Oct 27 18:23 ..
> -rw-r--r--   1 jeff jeff 820366348 Aug 12  2005 myhomemovie.mpg
> -rw-r--r--   1 jeff jeff 284465240 Sep 26  2002 myhomemovie2.mpg

That kind of proves my point.  You have 1.1 GB of files in that
directory, but the "total" is just a little over 1 million.  It can't be
a total stated in the kilobytes.

> [[email protected] download]# du -s movie
> 1080020 movie

"du" also works in blocks, unless you specify that it give you an output
in another way.  Likewise, with "df".

(Currently testing FC5, but still running FC4, if that's important.)

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